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Picturing Childhood: The Myth of the Child in Popular Imagery Patricia Holland

Picturing Childhood: The Myth of the Child in Popular Imagery

Patricia Holland

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ISBN : 9780857715647
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232 pages
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Whether controversial or taken for granted, pictures of children abound OCo in magazines, newspapers and advertisements, on greetings cards, brochures, catalogues, charity appeals, and the Internet. Using visuals from many diverse sources, PicturingMoreWhether controversial or taken for granted, pictures of children abound OCo in magazines, newspapers and advertisements, on greetings cards, brochures, catalogues, charity appeals, and the Internet. Using visuals from many diverse sources, Picturing Childhood demonstrates how such familiar images reveal a constantly shifting view of childhood. Reassessing the debates and mythologies that have circulated childrenOCOs rights in the 1970s, through child sexual abuse in the 1980s, disruptive children in the 1990s, and precocity, consumerism and violence against children in the 2000s OCo Patricia Holland argues that the traditional image of childhood innocence survives now only as a form of kitsch.